(From company literature) Manfrotto 3001PRO. Manfrotto has taken the 3001PRO tripod and made it even more versatile! The main refinement to this series is with the center column. Designed as an alternative to the low-angle adapter, the new center column enables the head to be left mounted to the column when switching between low angle and normal shooting.
The top section is detached without tools by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. Good news for existing 3001PRO users is that an 190TSB upgrade column is also available.
As with the previous series, the 3001PRO has a removeable center column that doubles as a horizontal lateral arm. Not only does this allow the camera to be offset from leg position, but it provides the simplest way possible to shoot from directly overhead.
In addition, the new 3001PRO also comes with leg warmers on two legs which helps keep hands protected in cold weather and protects the body when carrying the tripod on shoulders. A new strap, the 458HL, (available as an optional accessory) has also been introduced to better carry the tripod. It simply snaps to the center column. Available in silver or black.
Key features include:
• New center column design allows you to leave the head mounted on the column when switching between low angle and normal shooting
• Leg warmers on two legs which keeps hands protected in cold weather and protects the body when carrying the tripod on shoulders
• Double positioning vertical and horizontal center column
• Rapid-action lever leg locks with just 45 degree run
• 4 leg-angle settings
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Column Type: Rapid
Number of Leg Sections: 3
Leg Lock Type: Lever
Head Mount: 3/8" thread
Foot Type: Rubber
Maximum Operating Height: 145 cm / 57.1 in.
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 119.1 cm / 46.9 in.